Life on the Inner Frontier, 1752-1766
Shenandoah County was on the front lines of the French and Indian War, which took place during the period 1752-1766. There were in the Valley no pitched battles, no classic sieges of fortified places, no lines of men opposing one another. The victims of the conflict were not soldiers, but old men, farmers, pregnant women, and children. Indian raids into the County were frequent and often horrendous. The purpose of this book is to remind readers of this earlier and important period in what is modern Shenandoah County.